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Daimler-Benz DB 600

 

  DB-600A
DB 600A in a Heinkel He 111B nacelle

 

The Daimler-Benz DB 600 was a German aircraft engine designed and built before World War II as part of a new generation of German engine technology. It was a liquid-cooled inverted V12 engine first flown in December 1935, and powered the Messerschmitt Bf 110 and Heinkel He 111 among others. Most newer DB engine designs used in WW2 were based around this engine. The decision by the RLM to concentrate on manufacturing aircraft engines using fuel injection systems rather than carburettors meant that the DB 600 was quickly superseded by the otherwise similar DB 601. Later DB series engines grew in bore, stroke, and horsepower, including the DB 603 and DB 605, but were generally similar to the pattern created with the DB 600.

 

Variants:
DB 600A
Up to 1,000 PS (810 kW) at 2350 rpm at sea-level.
Reduction Gearing: 1.55

DB 600B
Up to 1,000 PS (810 kW) at 2350 rpm at sea level
Reduction Gearing: 1.88

DB600C
Up to 850 PS (634 kW) at 2350 rpm at 13,120 feet (3999 m)
Reduction Gearing: 1.55

DB600D
Up to 850 PS (634 kW) at 2350 rpm at 13,120 feet (3999 m)
Reduction Gearing: 1.88

DB600G
Up to 950 PS (708 kW) at 2350 rpm at 13,120 feet (3999 m)
Reduction Gearing: 1.55

DB600H
Up to 950 PS (708 kW) at 2350 rpm at 13,120 feet (3999 m)
Reduction Gearing: 1.88

 

Applications:
Arado Ar 197 V1. 1937 prototype - naval variant of Arado Ar 68.
Dornier Do 17 S-0 Three pre-production aircraft.
Focke-Wulf Fw 57
Focke-Wulf Fw 187 V6.
Heinkel He 60C One test aircraft.
Heinkel He 111 V5: DB 600A, B-1, B-2: DB 600C, G-4: DB 600G, G-5: DB 600C, J-1: DB 600C
Heinkel He 112 V7, V8.
Heinkel He 114 Three He 114 B-2 exported to Romania.
Junkers Ju 90 V1.
Henschel Hs 128 V1. Twin engine, pressurised cockpit, high-altitude research aircraft.
Messerschmitt Bf 109 V10 through V14. Prototypes.
Messerschmitt Bf 110 V1, V2, V3. Prototypes.
Messerschmitt Bf 162 V1, V2.

 

Specifications:

DB 600C
Type: Twelve-cylinder liquid-cooled supercharged 60° inverted Vee aircraft piston engine
Bore: 150 mm (5.91 in)
Stroke: 160 mm (6.30 in)
Displacement: 33.93 l (2,070.5 in3)
Length: 1,720 mm (67.72 in)
Width: 712 mm (28.03 in)
Height: 1,000 mm (39.37 in)
Dry weight: 575 kg (1,268 lb)
Valvetrain: Two intake and two sodium-cooled exhaust valves per cylinder actuated via a single overhead camshaft per bank
Supercharger: Gear-driven single-stage single-speed centrifugal supercharger
Fuel system: Four two-barrel carburetors
Fuel type: 87-octane gasoline
Oil system: Dry sump with one pressure and two scavenge pumps
Cooling system: Liquid-cooled, ethylene glycol
Reduction gear: Spur, 0.53:1
Power output: 773 kW (1,050 PS or 1,036 hp) at 2,400 rpm for takeoff
Specific power: 22.8 kW/l (0.5 hp/in³)
Compression ratio: 6.8:1
Specific fuel consumption: 302-315 g/(kW•h) (0.50-0.52 lb/(hp•h))
Oil consumption: 7-11 g/(kW•h) (0.18-0.28 oz/(hp•h))
Power-to-weight ratio: 1.34 kW/kg (0.82 hp/lb)

 

 


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